Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4657 posts, RR: 43 Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2061 times:
The airlines that should take advantage of this are :
CX : can now go daily to BOM and DEL as well as start flying to other key cities such as BLR-CCU and MAA...BOM is 4 times a week on B 773 but via BKK and extends to DXB, so three more flights I would assume would be nonstop A 333s, the same can be said for DEL.
JAL + ANA
KR & OZ should seriously look into BLR 3 times a week!!!
Air China - China Southern - China Eastern
Isnt there enough demand from India for GARUDA to restart flights to the nation?
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4657 posts, RR: 43 Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
MH have already dramatically increased their frequencies to India.
TG just began MAA flights extending to DXB and BLR is all set for next spring.
SQ too has announced increase in frequencies (7 to 10 weekly) from SIN to BOM with B 772s.
What is left to be seen is when TG and MAS go daily to BOM-DEL-CCU-MAA-BLR etc and after MAS which carrier will start HYD flights.
India maybe offering open skies to countries BUT FOR GOD SAKES THEY FIRST NEED TO CLEAN UP AND MODERNIZE THEIR AIRPORTS (esp in BOM-DEL-MAA-CCU-BLR & HYD)!!! Their airports compared to KHI and LHE are hopeless!!!
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
My understanding is that the offer is open only to "designated carriers" of the ten ASEAN member countries within the framework of existing bilaterals.
This would therefore mean the following carriers would be authorized to commence or increase services :
Brunei : Royal Brunei
Cambodia : no existing aviation bilateral
Indonesia : Garuda
Laos : no existing aviation bilateral
Malaysia : MAS
Myanmar : no designated carrier
Phillipines : PAL
Singapore : Singapore Airlines
Thailand : Thai Airways
Vietnam : no designated carrier
Furthermore, this offer extends ONLY to operations to BOM, DEL, CCU and MAA upto a maximum of 1 daily flight to each. It does not allow carte blanche operations to BLR, HYD, COK, etc...
I'm not overly excited by this and I don't see any of the carriers taking up the offer in the short term. The three major beneficiaries of this would theoretically be SQ, TG and MH but all of those already have access to essentially as much of the 4 designated markets as they desire.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4657 posts, RR: 43 Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
Well so what if only daily is allowed...this will mean that TG, SQ and MAS who fly A 330s and B 777s to India can upgrade their equipment to B 773s or B 744s or from A 330s to B 777s (if it is justified due to high demand) thereby increasing seating capacity, cargo revenue and yield generating altogether extra $$$!!!
What about cargo flights, do they have open skies for freighters too?